Connor Wickham is the latest reason Royston Keane has found to talk to the football press . It has pretty much bewildered me as to how much attention a failing Championship manager can get these days.
The lad is alleged to be priced at £5million and the plan according to disgruntled Ipswichians would be to buy him and lend him back.
Here’s what Royston had to say…
I’m not going to discuss that but you can make out of my reaction what you want. If I was a manager of one of the big Premiership clubs I know what type of player I would be looking at.’
That hardly gives us a clue, Roy, when you were at Sunderland your buying strategy was at it’s most sophisticated moments, scatter-gun.
‘Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale went for big, big money and these boys had only played 15 or 20 games for Southampton.’
And they were coached by people who actually knew what they were doing, Roy.
‘The fans would lynch me if I sold Connor.’
Really? Well if that’s the case, it’s a lot of money, but we have to look at the wider issues, the greater good, I suppose.